Friday, January 19, 2007

tristan's picture blog...

..is ready to be viewed! the link is the first one on my sidebar. you will have to enter your email address or, if you do not have a google account yet, you will be asked to create one (kind of a pain, but the only way blogger does it). if you cannot view it, but have sent me your address, try sending it to me again...i entered all of the addresses while feeding tristan in one arm, so i may have made some typos!

things here have been busy. it's crazy trying to accomplish anything with a newborn in the house. tristan is definitely not on any kind of a regular schedule at all...there have been a couple of nights where he'll sleep for 5 hours in a row (heavenly) or, like last night where it seems he's up every 2-3 hours. during the day, he has had periods of pretty much being awake for 5 straight hours, wanting to eat seemingly constantly! at times i just feel like a big old milk truck. at the same time, i wouldn't trade any of this in for the world. i could just stare at him all day long. when he's awake, he is very alert with his big eyes just watching us. i can hardly wait until we can coax a smile from him!

5 days after he was born, tristan had his first checkup. he was slightly jaundiced and wasn't catching onto breastfeeding yet, so the pediatrician wanted to see him. he weighed in at 6lb 15oz which wasn't abnormal. i had a home visit from the hospital nurse yesterday and he weighed 7lb 10oz, which is only 2oz above his birth weight, but she said he's gaining nearly an ounce a day, so that is good. he still is so iddy biddy, but i'm beginning to see a few rolls appear on his arms and neck!

well, it seems he is FINALLY sleeping, so i'm going to try to take a nap.

6 comments:

Jennifer said...

hurray!

Lovella said...

an old milk truck? . . .no , no a thousand times no. One time I was complaining that my little boy wanted to eat . . .again and my father-in-law smiled and said . .well you are the "dairy queen". How fitting. Go with that.

Sorlil said...

Sounds like you're doing great. Really it does get easier, esp the breastfeeding. Mine's is also puting on around an ounce a day and he sure is growing fast!
take care x

canadian_chic_18 said...

hey sis,
i got an invitation email, but now for some reason it wont let me on... hmm its wierd.

Ej said...

Sometime it does feel like you feed nonstop - Dairy Queen is much nicer than milk truck! Wear the name with pride ;-)

Shannon said...

this is why my kids ended up sleeping with me. I unhook the bra and go back to sleep.

The first little while is difficult bliss. Enjoy!